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SIDELIGHTS ON LITERATURE

New York Times, Sunday, April 4, 1948

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 632 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 184, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 56 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 321
Across Down
1. Napoleon’s recourse after Waterloo. : FLIGHT
7. Carmen’s gypsy comrades. : BRIGANDS
15. Blackbeard’s arms. : PISTOLS
22. Frank ___, founder of popular magazine. : LESLIE
23. Storytelling. : RELATION
24. Nero’s first wife, whom he murdered. : OCTAVIA
25. Overflow. : ABOUND
26. Musical direction. : ANIMANDO
27. Describing Jack Sprat’s choicest meat. : LEANEST
28. Sam Weller’s occupation. : VALET
29. Pilasters. : ANTAE
30. ___ column. : AGONY
32. Adjective for Bemelmans’ Eddie. : DIRTY
33. Fuegians. : ONAS
34. Priscilla Mullens’ John. : ALDEN
35. Homeric poems. : EPICS
37. Land: Latin. : AGER
38. Nonsense: Slang. : ROT
39. On the Emperor Jones’ uniform. : BRAID
40. “The Sign of ___” by Conan Doyle. : FOUR
43. Entangles. : MATS
45. Dutch ounce. : ONS
46. Disdainful critics. : SNEERERS
48. Describing Hamlet’s mood. : GLUM
49. A thicket. : BRAKE
51. Fertile soil. : LOAM
52. Long, flat-bottomed sailboat. : SHARPIE
55. Ben Franklin’s business. : PRINTER
59. Sebastian’s twin sister. : VIOLA
62. Writers of comments. : GLOSSISTS
64. Master of “Shandy Hall.” : STERNE
65. Hamper. : IMPEDE
67. Describing Hotspur’s nature. : RASH
68. Ada ___, John Drew’s leading lady. : REHAN
70. Ketches. : SAICS
71. ___ house. : OPEN
72. Jane Addams’ “___ Years at Hull House.” : TWENTY
74. Of an order of plants. : ERICAL
76. At which Uncle Tom changes hands. : SALE
77. Celtic Neptune. : LER
78. So Gulliver finds himself. : TIED
79. Valley sowed by Johnny Appleseed. : OHIO
80. Abraham’s nephew. : LOT
81. Epochal. : ERAL
83. Flowers, named after stars. : ASTERS
86. Former Turkish coins. : ASPERS
88. “___ Lynne.” : EAST
89. Shining: Bot. : NITID
91. Wading bird. : HERON
92. Walton’s lure. : BAIT
93. Publisher of famous “Songs and Sonnets,” 1557. : TOTTEL
95. Safety book. : CLEVIS
97. Buddhist worlds of gods. : DEVALOKAS
99. “___ Charming People” by Michael Arlen. : THESE
100. Elixir. : ESSENCE
102. Government. : REGIMEN
103. Timber tree of N. Z. : RATA
105. The Pale Horse: Rev. vi, 8. : DEATH
107. Snarl, as dogs. : GNAR
108. Ulysses’ role in Sophocles’ “Ajax.” : DEFENDER
112. Salamander. : EFT
115. Infallible. : SURE
116. Votes for. : AYES
117. Daughter of David. : TAMAR
118. Soul: French. : AME
119. Greek temple. : NAOS
121. What Annie’s tugboat does. : PULLS
123. Hesitate. : DEMUR
124. Linen fabric of Spanish America. : CREA
125. Of whales. : CETIC
127. Blackboard. : SLATE
129. Wood robins. : MIROS
130. One part of Caesar’s Gaul. : THIRD
131. Chaldee. : ARAMAIC
133. Confections. : PRALINES
135. Songlike. : ARIOSE
136. She plays chess with Ferdinand. : MIRANDA
137. Miltonian theme. : PARADISE
138. Colorlessness. : PALLOR
139. Edmund ___, crime specialist. : PEARSON
140. Of managing bodies. : SYNDICAL
141. City on the Somme. : AMIENS
1. Tasted in Alice’s “drink me” jug. : FLAVORS
2. Place of the tall cedars. : LEBANON
3. Segregate. : ISOLATE
4. Adhesives. : GLUES
5. Inkling. : HINT
6. Mr. Husing. : TED
7. German historian (1790–1867). : BRANDIS
8. Hired. : RENTED
9. Pertaining to Troy. : ILIAN
10. Object of T. R.’s expedition, 1909. : GAME
11. Negrito. : ATA
12. Wife of Rienzi. : NINA
13. The Artful ___. : DODGER
14. John Poole’s Paul Pry. : SNOOP
15. Man’s name, meaning much fruit. : POLYCARP
16. Eliza’s bridge. : ICE
17. South African native village. : STAD
18. ___ Borealis, star in Ursae Majoris. : TANIA
19. Pass too far. : OVERGO
20. First word of “Paul Revere’s Ride.” : LISTEN
21. With goat feet, they “dance the antic hay.” : SATYRS
29. Spread by Paul Revere. : ALARM
31. Halo. : NIMB
34. Expanse. : AREA
36. “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our ___.” : STARS
39. Like Sancho Panza’s back. : BROAD
40. Style of Sadie Thompson’s finery. : FLASHY
41. Tom Burke’s regiment. : OURS
42. The catcher’s shadow. : UMPIRE
44. Short comedies. : SKITS
47. Scott’s Lady of the Lake. : ELLEN
48. Banquo’s terrifies Macbeth. : GHOST
50. Homeric hero. : ENEAS
52. Lady Sneerwell’s role in “The School for Scandal.” : SLANDERER
53. Elbe tributary. : ISER
54. Aida’s race. : ETHIOPIAN
56. Three-winged. : TRIALATE
57. Fences in. : ENCLOSES
58. Subside again. : RESETTLE
59. Offered by mad Orlando Furioso. : VIOLENCE
60. Jeopardizes. : IMPERILS
61. Manages. : OPERATES
62. Nodded to. : GREETED
63. Scent bags. : SACHETS
66. Feminine name. : ETTA
69. Malabar native. : NAIR
73. Made by Aladdin. : WISH
75. Plight of Bo-peep’s sheep. : LOST
82. Subsisted. : LIVED
84. Jack London liked to do this. : ROVE
85. Full of stumps. : SNAGGY
86. Constrictors. : ABOMAS
87. A falcon. : SAKER
88. Edith Wharton’s “___ Frome.” : ETHAN
90. Appeases hunger. : DINES
94. Kind of fur. : OTTER
96. A duck. : SCAUP
98. Plotted by Mason and Dixon. : LINE
101. Ancient tongue. : ETRUSCAN
103. “Uncle ___.” : REMUS
104. Away off. : AFAR
106. A division of Dante’s “Commedia.” : HELL
108. Old-time maiden. : DAMOSEL
109. Custard pastry. : DARIOLE
110. Noted preacher and essayist. : EMERSON
111. McGuffey’s line. : READERS
112. Bivouac. : ENCAMP
113. “___ Queene.” : FAERIE
114. Valuable timber tree of N. Z. : TOTARA
116. Where Hansel and Gretel went. : ASTRAY
117. A Margaret Kennedy heroine. : TERESA
120. Priest’s robe. : SIMAR
122. Scandinavians. : LAPPS
123. Of dizziness: Med. : DINIC
124. Source of cayenne. : CHILI
126. Tins. : CANS
128. Merit. : EARN
129. Southern France. : MIDI
130. Ore wagon. : TRAM
132. Esperanto. : IDO
134. Eben Holden befriended one. : LAD
135. River of South America. : APA

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